Born in Italy he was called Pietro and grew a liking to geometric shapes and put it into his fabrics. Many of his designs could have looked like something futuristic like from the old star wars movies. Pierre felt that his career took off when he went to work for Dior who gave him an essence for what is elegant, what is tradition at the same time. Cardin said, “Dior was more classic than myself.”
Within a few years Dior helped Cardin establish his own house. He was barely 30 years old. His first collection that he showed was in 1951 and not futuristic in style. His main contribution to the world was the “Ready to Wear” concept unheard of by designers before him. There was even a movie made recently called Ready to Wear. The thought of putting out there designer stuff in general sizing was unheard of. He provided affordable everyday elegance. The whole concept of having designer cloths was to have it fit perfectly to you.